Category Archives: inspirations

Happy Mother’s Day!

I want to wish all of the Moms in my life a very special day! 

Kidlit Safety Pins

The wonderful Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator, posted on his Facebook and Twitter about adding a safety pin to our characters. Here is his post on Facebook:

So, I have taken up his challenge and post it here, showing my little mouse character and a ladybug friend giving our support and love. #kidlitsafetypins

Please feel free to print out and share to show your support for the safety pin campaign!Download .pdf file here: http://loniedwards.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SafetyPin-Mouse.pdf

Inspiration

I find inspiration in a lot of forms. I love to watch movies and binge watch shows. I enjoy music and listen to podcasts. I love walking outside and focusing on little things, for example, a flower or a bee. This is what inspires me.

My teachers have also been inspiring. One specific teacher I had was William Cumming at the Art Institute of Seattle. Bill’s painting technique was so inspiring. I am sure his use of vivid colors directly influenced my art. His theory of showing movement in his paintings was very intriguing to me and I think about it often in my own drawings. I am honored that I was able to take a class with him. Here are some of his pieces:


What inspires you?